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Would like some advise on where to put startup funds

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by lumien, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. lumien

    lumien Junior Member

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    I hope this is in the correct section, sorry to the mods if it's not but I wasn't sure where else to post.

    I have been reading BHW for about the past 3 weeks and have been experimenting. I was trying to work with 0 startup funds (and I have actually made $12 on maxbounty, but the min payout is $50), but its taking just a bit too long for my liking.

    I just received $50 from some side work (not IM related) and I want to invest it into IM, but I would like some suggestions on what to spend it on.

    Here are my options (as I see them).

    1. I could get roughly 5 domains without hosting and just redirect to a click bank product's landing page or CPA landing page.
    2. I could get 1k gmail accounts for $15 and try to monetize CL, as well as getting some domains for redirect to a CB product and maybe hosting for landing pages. If I do CL, is it better to post to get leads or scrape emails and mass email?
    3. I could get some domains and some hosting and make my own landing pages (although I think this would be more useful if I had my own CB product I was marketing, which is cost prohibitive right now since the CB vendor fee alone is $50 plus a domain and hosting would be around $65 total)

    The things I am trying right now:
    Building a small twitter army trying to monetize with CPA offers (which got me the $12 I spoke of earlier)
    Testing youtube to monetize some CPA offers
    Auto blog with crappy domain trying to monetize with adsense but have only made $0.05 so I don't have much hope for it.
    I have 3 myspace apps that are waiting for approval and I intend to add Adsense, CPA, and/or CB banners to monetize (any suggestion on which of the 3 is the best option?)

    Also, do you think its easier to monetize with CPA offers that return >$20 per sale/lead or with CB products?

    One thing I would like to do (when I have built up the funds) is to create a info product for clickbank and sell it.

    Do you think I am on the right track? Any suggestions? Anything I haven't thought of?

    Thanks,

    Lumien
     
  2. magcshroom

    magcshroom Regular Member

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    You sound like you definitely have your head on right.

    1. Not going to work
    2. CL is hard to do if you walk in as a newbie. Before investing in CL, you need to learn the ropes. Promote CL using no money or just using a domain to redirect.
    3. How are you going to drive traffic?

    Twitter is an excellent idea. I know people do quite well on it. Since you want to "invest" your money, you could buy some twitter accounts. You've made money, grow it bigger and better.

    Youtube I have little to no experience on.

    Autoblog/myspace i also have no expierence on.

    CPA offers greater than 20 a sale are easier to monetize than clickbank products. This is due to the high popularity of free trial offers in cpa networks.

    You shoulda posted this in the money making section. Lounge isn't really for these type of threads, but not a big deal.
     
  3. angelas111

    angelas111 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    well, autoblogs take time to start making money. and you need to make 100 of them. as for craigslist, you are better off to make your own accounts for now and post by hand. i don't scrape for emails but some people swear by it. it just depends on your niche. it seems whenever i buy gmails for posting they seem to get banned quicly. you could buy up a bunch of .info domains and maybe host more than one autoblog on them using subdomains. domain and hosting for $65? that sounds kind of high. a lot of places have deals going on. i have 1 and 1 and when i signed up like a year ago, i think i got 2 free domains and 3 months of free hosting. so i did not pay anything right away.
     
  4. lumien

    lumien Junior Member

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    thanks for the comments. My total of $65 would be semi-accurate if I was planning on selling my own clickbank product:

    $50 clickbank vendor charge
    $10 domain
    $5 a month for hosting.

    I am going to move this to the money making section as pointed out by the first poster. But thanks for the comments.

    Lumien
     
  5. angelas111

    angelas111 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    i know there is a method on here about inflating clickbank gravity. because i like many won't promote a product with no gravity.